'Free your mind, the rest will follow'
It’s been two months since my last post which is ridiculous to the say the least. Where have I been? What have I been doing? Honestly, in my own bubble. I’m the happiest I’ve been in a long while and it’s a great feeling. I often worry about all aspects of my life not being perfect but the reality is no one's ever is. It’s not so much a case of ‘I’m where I want to be… physically or in my career’ (the two things I usually associate my personal happiness with). Nevertheless, I am unapologetically happy. I accept I'm prone to stress, however, I’m learning to counterbalance my concerns with my blessing. Less negative Nancy more positive Patricia! Just over two months ago I was having a breakdown as I thought I wouldn’t have clear skin for the summer due to Pityriasis Rosea. I was back and forth on the internet reading up on other people’s experiences and quite literally tormenting myself with the worst possible outcome (having these great big marks for up to five months). However, I reached a point where I became bored researching and overthinking, so I stopped. I can’t even pinpoint the date they cleared but I swear by Aqueous cream. It relieved all the itchiness and discomfort, and within two weeks I saw a significant difference in the size of my patches. If anyone experiences PR, I’d highly recommend using it as an alternative to soap as well as a moisturiser. It’s ironic the moment I stopped worrying about my PR it cleared because it’s exactly how life works. We don’t appreciate the power of the mind day in and day out, but a lot of things in life boil down to us. Our actions and mindset. In addition to freeing my mind of negativity, I have also freed my headtop of my weave. Closures and frontals are cute but I don’t care what anyone says, it gets HOT. The recent heat has pushed me to my limit. I was out with a friend, the weather was hot yet her hair was sleek. It seemed like a myth. Well, tenk GAWD (God) for her and her recommendation: a Keratin treatment. It’s all new to me so I can’t give too many details just yet, but, what I can say is I’m thoroughly enjoying scratching my scalp without rocking my base. Will I be natural forever? No. The Winter will be the perfect opportunity to reinvest in some new bundles or maybe braids. For now, I am enjoying it, and it has been no hassle at all. Now before anyone eye rolls, if I can do it then so can you.
Check out this link for some more info on Kertatin treatments: https://www.thecut.com/2018/05/everything-to-know-about-keratin-treatments.html